cape york points of intrest

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 13:26
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in june july i will be spending 3 weeks in cape york & would like to no
if anyone has any gps coordinates of plane wrecks ,radar towers,old army sites or any different/unusaual things that arent on the maps that we can go & explore & whlie in weipa is it worth the drive up to mapoon/cullen point or not
& the same for ussher pont is it worth the 130klm return trip
or are there any web sites with this info thanks!
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Reply By: B1B2 - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 14:35

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 14:35
G'day putrol,
There is a terrific book on Cape York i would recommend buying, by Ron Moon I think. it probably has all the waypoints on it, mine didn't.
DC3 Crashsite - S10 55 03.6 E142 25 43.1
Beaufort --S10 56 10.7 E142 27 19.2
Kittyhawk -- S10 55 47.3 E142 26 57.5
Fuel Dump - S10 43 37.3 E142 26 45.0
Fuel Dump - S10 55 51.0 E142 26 41.9

Drive the creb track if it's open, Roaring Meg falls requires a permit.
gate - S16 02 12.3 E145 17 55.7
gate - S16 11 23.0 E145 17 51.3

Laura to Maytown Coach rd is also a fantastic drive, you wouldn't believe it was a Cobb & Co run. They were tough blokes.
You must travel the OTL and don't miss the old favouites, Dulhunty, Gunshot and all the OTL creeks
I wouldn't mind going back myself.

Cheers,
Bill
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Follow Up By: Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 15:04

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 15:04
Hi Bill, Roaring Meg only requires a permit for camping not for a visit. If the CREB track is closed you can still access Roaring Meg from the Northern end.
Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: putrol - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 15:47

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 15:47
thanks b1b2 i will add them to the gps now
ive got cape york hema map book & ron moon adventurers guide to cape york
but i havent read it thoroughly yet maybe i should start thanks again
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Reply By: feathery - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 16:40

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 16:40
We did Ussher Point in 07 the main track will lead you to Sad Point the turn off to Ussher Point was then over grown but found it after a very weird encounter with a local living at Sad Point the views at Ussher Point are worth the drive
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Reply By: Tonyfish#58 - Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 07:05

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 07:05
YOU SHOULD READ THREAD 76967

Regards Tony
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Reply By: Busy Bee - Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 09:18

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 09:18
Haven't got co ordinates but if you get to Mutee Heads (turn off ferry to Injinoo road about 10k from Injinoo) you can drive to the WW2 radar tower on top of the headland.
The track turns off left about 200m before you hit the beach. Just follow your nose around, it's about half a kilometre. Nice view across to Prince of Wales Island too.
This same track turns off and follows the coastline just inland to the Jardine River near the mouth. About 5 kilometres but some sandy stretches of about 200 metres at a time, so have hubs locked in. Never needed to lower tyre pressures, used to tow a dinghy there. Firm ground at the river bank but don't try to drive too close to the mouth, the track gets into sand again. Nice camping on a high bank. Clear water, sandy beaches but watch for crocs.

Also turn off right just before Mutee Heads beach and there are historical graves of some of the Islanders who originally settled at Mutee Heads in 46 or 47 before they moved to Bamaga. Only a few metres in.
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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 11:59

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 11:59
Radar tower at Mutee Heads .... S10.91046 E142.24935

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Lovely camping right at the beach

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Reply By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 11:39

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 11:39
Dont miss the Light Ship at Vrilya Point.
On the west coast, south of the Jardine River.

S11.14592 E142.14747

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Follow Up By: x4by4 - Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 18:27

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 18:27
Thats a great picture of the old wreck.
Unfortunately the lightship has deteriorated and is now 2009, it is laying on its side and the wreck difficult to recognize as a lightship. Still worth visiting.

Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: loxsmith - Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 13:26

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 13:26
Acres of info here http://capeyorkforums.com/forums/index.php

Glen
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Reply By: putrol - Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 20:21

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 20:21
thanks for all the replys but after reading thread 76967 maybe my one & only chance of getting to the cape will have to be cancelled
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Follow Up By: loxsmith - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 17:06

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 17:06
Don't give up so easy, it's all a bluff to get more funds !!!!!!!!! How dare they close roads we own
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